Friday, March 9, 2012

Mar 4, 2012 - Mar 31, 2012 Safe Harbor Farm, NC

Whoo Hoo!  We went a whopping 700 miles to our next Volunteer/Workamp location!  Again another little town sandwiched between Jacksonville, NC (a military town) and New Bern, NC (a historic town).  Lots of places to visit and things to do and the beach is only about 15 miles away! 
TJ building a deck
Brogan helping with fencing for Dog pen

Kameryn at PetSmart Adopt-A-Thon

Cleaning out the Chicken coop

Fresh Eggs every day!

A duck egg

Tom, Brogan, and Jerry helping with Dog pen fencing

The Chicken Coop

This is how deep we dug

So, Safe Harbor is home to about 80 cats, about 30 (mostly lil') dogs, goats, ducks, and chickens.  Some permanent, some adoptable.  We have been busy from Day one!  Building rock culverts, clearing flower beds, putting dog beds together, mowing, grooming cats, etc. with lots more to do!  Kameryn, Brogan, and TJ have all got to observe and help on Wednesday Surgery Day!  What an experience!  We've helped at the PetSmart adoptions, which is an all day event.

We've found a nice lil' (and I mean lil') library.  Residents here are very friendly.  I've been reading Nicholas Sparks' books and in it he mentions some incidents in New Bern, Maysville, and Pollocksville.  The things he fictiously talks about in his books - well, let's just say, they're based on true events.  Totally Cool!

All in all, this has been a good experience in patience, training, whispering, and working.  Lynne is a no-nonsense kinda gal who expects things a certain way and runs a tight organization!  Plan on doing LOTS of hard work.  This is not an easy, sit around kinda workamp experience.  I am not recommending this for families with younger than 16yo's who like to work.  Younger children and children who don't like to work aren't as 'useful'.  There is some work, such as land/path clearing that has yet to be done, but be forewarned about ticks and venemous snakes.  We loved the church and friends we made in Maysville, but we won't be returning.

Lynne Swanson
Safe Harbor Farm
PO Box 493
Maysville, NC 28555
(252) 422-6770

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